Legendary announced the title for the follow-up to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla.
Godzilla: King of Monsters
The sequel will be directed by Michael Dougherty, who’s credits include Krampus and Trick or Treat. Dougherty also worked on the screenplays for Superman Returns and X-Men 2.
Last year Warner Bros. and Legendary announced a partnership to create a shared monster universe. The companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases. Legendary also has the film rights to Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.
Godzilla is rumored to battle Mothra in the second film.
Kong: Skull Island is the next film in the series with a March 10, 2017, release. Godzilla: King of Monsters hits theaters on March 22, 2019. Godzilla vs. Kong is set for a May 29, 2020, release, but could be pushed back.
Unofficial fan poster.